Senators Specter and Casey Announce Over $9.4 Million Awarded to Community Health Centers in Pennsylvania from Stimulus Funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will allocate $9,448,774 in federal funding to community health centers across Pennsylvania. The funds are enabled by the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“I am pleased that the stimulus funds will benefit Pennsylvania’s community health centers,” said Senator Arlen Specter. “This funding will enable the health centers to expand their services which are so critical for our medically underserved communities.”

“I am happy that these recovery funds are being allocated so quickly to community health centers across Pennsylvania,” Senator Casey said.  “Community Health Centers provide invaluable healthcare to 18 million of the most vulnerable American citizens.  This funding will assist them in their mission of providing doctors, dentists, mental health counselors and low-cost medicines to underserved communities.  Pennsylvania’s Community Health Centers provide care to 600,000 Pennsylvanians, the majority of whom are low-income and uninsured.  As we look ahead to health care reform, Community Health Centers are significant community resources and partners.”

"These funds will make possible more primary and preventive care for more people, in Pennsylvania and across the country -- not to mention retained and newly created jobs.  Senator Specter and Senator Casey have been great friends of the health center movement and their support has been critical to ensuring that more Americans have access to a medical home," said Dan Hawkins, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs of the National Association of Community Health Centers.

Recipients will use federal funding to expand services which may include, but are not limited to, adding new providers, expanding hours of operations or expanding services. 

A full list of recipients is below.  For more information, please visit: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/.

Community Health Center
 City
 Amount
 
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc.
 Philadelphia
 $998,180
 
Covenant House, Inc.
 Philadelphia
 $240,720
 
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc
 Philadelphia
 $555,770
 
Public Health Management Corporation
 Philadelphia
 $242,715
 
Quality Community Health Care, Inc.
 Philadelphia
 $249,445
 
Resources For Human Development, Inc.
 Philadelphia
 $246,343
 
The Sayre Health Center
 Philadelphia
 $114,584
 
Esperanza Health Center
 Philadelphia
 $134,465
 
Spectrum Health Services
 Philadelphia
 $225,643
 
Chespenn Health Services
 Chester
 $220,761
 
Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc.
 Emporium
 $149,638
 
Broad Top Area Medical Center, Inc.
 Broad Top
 $138,165
 
Keystone Rural Health Center
 Chambersburg
 $439,000
 
Hyndman Area Health Center, Inc.
 Hyndman
 $134,650
 
Community Medical Services
 Uniontown
 $100,000
 
Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers
 Honesdale
 $155,916
 
Barnes-Kasson Health Center Finance Officer
 Susquehanna
 $191,948
 
North Penn Comprehensive Health Services, Inc
 Wellsboro
 $255,530
 
Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc
 Scranton
 $209,138
 
Rural Health Corp. Of Northeastern Pa
 Wilkes-Barre
 $311,090
 
Glendale Area Medical Association, Inc.
 Coalport
 $133,231
 
Centerville Clinics Inc
 Fredericktown
 $620,497
 
Community Health Clinic, Inc.
 New Kensington
 $100,000
 
Sto-Rox Family Health Council, Inc.
 Mckees Rocks
 $147,128
 
East Liberty Family Health Care Center
 Pittsburgh
 $200,704
 
North Side Christian Health Center
 Pittsburgh
 $99,785
 
Primary Care Health Services, Inc
 Pittsburgh
 $354,893
 
Squirrel Hill Health Center
 Pittsburgh
 $122,095
 
University Of Pittsburgh
 Pittsburgh
 $115,513
 
Southeast Lancaster Health Services
 Lancaster
 $242,688
 
Welsh Mountain Medical & Dental Center
 New Holland
 $173,257
 
Hamilton Health Center, Inc.
 Harrisburg
 $265,356
 
Family First Health Corporation
 York
 $300,779
 
Cornerstone Care
 Greensboro
 $276,947
 
Community Health Net
 Erie
 $208,334
 
Primary Health Network
 Sharon
 $773,866
 
TOTAL
 
 $9,448,774
 

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